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. >> reporter: fresh off his election victory, president obama's already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans in congress urging them compromise before america falls off the fiscal cliff. what's that? long-term unemployment benefits and the 2% payroll tax cut expiring. a big cut in medicare payments. and your taxes going up january 1 if congress doesn't act. plus, another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced a second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capital hill leaders signalled compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i want to work together, but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> i'm not suggesting we compromise on our principles, but i am suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can seek common ground where it exists and seize it. >> reporter: post election, the same president,
a second term upgrade? will the hard right in the house give thumbs down for the re-elected president, will they risk the fiscal abyss to keep their ties to the tea party? and finally, this is my country. even mitt romney was echoing that cry from the anti-obama crowd, pledging to take our country back. but that is deep in the past. no matter how hard they want it, america's fewer you to -- future just won't look like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. chris: bob, here we are five days later. i'
the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the
.áqá off a shocking chain of events. we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decadeik after bus versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and less sons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> reporter: as the 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of the probe, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who came to the attention of investigato
a bounce after the election, they thought wrong. president obama's second term victory was greeted with stocks worst day of the year. the dow fell 300 points on wednesday and triple-digits on thursday and and the markets were mixed on friday. bond rating agency moody's reiterated the possibility of a downgrade if america goes over the fiscal cliff but said it would wa wait after budget negotiations. a downgrade will make it more expensive for the united states to borrow money. >>> superstorm sandy would provide an economic boost to the auto industry. 250,000 new and used cars may have been ruined by sandy. a loss that could eventually lead to a spike in auto sales. overall consumer borrowing expanded in september but at a slower pace than the previous month. a sign buyers may be pulling back on credit card purchases. this is an important point because consumer and consumer spending make up two-thirds of the u.s. economy. >>> what will a second term for president obama mean to the economy? will we see compromise or fall over the fiscal cliff? joining me are two former top presidenti
for today all across maryland. >>> 9:06 and 52 degrees on tv hill. coming up now that the elections are over, a look at what impact it will have on the taxes you pay as the ravens get ready to take on the oakland raiders in just about four hours we'll take you live to m&t bank stadium for what the team is asking fans to bring with them to the game. >>> we'll take a look at the forecast and the seven day. that's coming up just around the corner. stay >> welcome back. time 9 after 9:00. gorgeous night for us on this sunday morning. 48 at the airport. 51 downtown at the maryland science center. hardly a cloud in the sky. you might imagine it's going to be a nice afternoon. if you picked today to go to the ravens game, you picked a good one. temperature should already be in the mid 60s. light southeast wind going at 7 miles per hour. maybe you need a light jacket to start the day today for tail gating. by the time you're in the stadium, you might not especially if you're sitting in the sun. light pressure here. that's always good news for us. quiet conditions. winds out of the south. we're gonna
in the forecast. >> lots of people are unhappy with the elections, and so i'm happy some states have filed petitions to secede from the u.s. the petitions cite the declaration of independence as permission for the people to institute a new business -- a new government. the to doesn't fall presidential election in the rearview mirror, some people -- the 2012 presidential election in the rearview mirror, some people already thinking about 2016. martin o'malley is seen as a possible candidate. secretary of state hillary clinton is a clear favorite in the caucuses. governor o'malley did not do well in that scenario, but he could do better if the secretary does not run. people also shows the governor gets a number of not sure answers when people are asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him. we will explain. plus, a man tries to prank his friends in a movie theater. >> covering the nation, in ohio, three children, other on goal, and their grandmother died as a result of a murder-suicides -- and their uncle, and their grandmother died as a result of a murder-suicide. a terrify
the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> several of petraeus's former aides say broadwell had too much access to the general. she hasn't been shy about sharing details about her relationship with petraeus and their shared interest in running. >> we both ran pretty quickly. but that was the foundation of our relationship. >> that was nbc's kristen walker reporting there. >>> facing the fiscal cliff now. the president's week is packed with meetings about it. tomorrow and wednesday he'll talk with business leaders and labor representatives in preparation for his first round of bipartisan talks with congressional leaders on friday. >> reporter: today, top democrats drew a hard line. it's either higher taxes on the wealthy or the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. >> if the republicans will not agree with that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over next week. >> reporter: this as one influential conservative called on republicans to give ground. >> let's have a seriou
on the wealthy. >>> plus, a rare show of emotion the day after the election. >>> and scaling back one of of the nation's landmark civil rights laws. >>> and making a difference, look who is helping the folks hardest hit on the east coast, the same folks who know the most about what it is like. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, he is the most prominent and best-known general of the modern era, david petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. when rumors suched he may be stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire for all it didn't know about the attack on benghazi, it is a huge step for the newly re-elected president, and a profound personal failing for an officer who has given so much to his country. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story, in our d.c. news room. >> reporter: good evening, his resignation because of an extramarital affair sent shock waves through the administr
of families feel like they woke up the winners on the morning after the election, because they got their lives back. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it is the definition of adding insult to injury, with so many people, hundreds of thousands of people still crippled, along the east coast, many of them living in misery. while the storm covered victims in snow, as far north as the coastline in plymouth, massachusetts, as of tonight, the feds report three quarters of a million power customers across six states still have no power. >>> then, there is the search for gasoline, 30% of the area is out of gas, no power to run the pumps or both. and interstastarting tomorrow m metropolitan new york will follow new jersey's lead and switch to a gas rationing system. stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: good evening, well, the mayor of this town and 22 other mayors have already written a letter quoting that the efforts to restore power is a failure. then as the nor'easter blows in, an additional 120,000 customers in new york and new jersey are in the dark. and the anger is growing. this family
center." we around here have been consumed by two huge stories over the past few days. the election drama, of course, and the big east coast storm. and then the nor'easter just last night that came in right on top of those already affected. hundreds of thousands are still without power since hurricane sandy. a lot of people who had had power restored lost it again in the snow and wind storm last night. in this region where so many lost their homes, and where millions of people have suffered through it, some times in our coverage of such events, individuals stand out. that happened on this very broadcast a week ago. a woman named phyllis, who was interviewed by ann curry on staten island. and so many of you have inquired about how she is doing, ann curry returned to staten island to find out. >> yeah, we are over oakwood beach, staten island. again the sights get worse and worse. >> reporter: of the more than 100 people who died during hurricane sandy, at least 22 were lost here on staten island. as a storm surge estimated at 16 feet high crashed 14 blocks inland from the eastern shore. hu
think was the longest election -- >> in the history. >> from beginning to end in the history. it seemed like that. >> we all felt like that baby, the one that was crying, bronco bama and mitt romney. last night i think they called it at 11:12, they called it for barack obama. he is the president of the united states once again. he was, by the way, the most tweeted about in political event in u.s. history. now, i guess this is the first -- the other election had twitter but i don't think like that. >> twitter has so taken off. even i tweet. so, that tells you how big, don't actually do it, but you know what i mean. i'm involved in the process. i have heard about that. >> things have changed enormously in the last four years. they will only change the next four. >> the obamas tweeted a photograph after they won and said four more years and it is a hugging picture of barack obama and his wife, michelle. >> but that's an older picture. >> yeah. a lot people were tweeting at voting places, i tweeted at mine only because my voting place yesterday -- >> in new york. >> everyone said you are go
the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. >>> and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love this interview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is pretty cool. >> in the meantime, a lot of people in this area dealing with a new storm in the northeast this morning and it was a beauty. >> yeah, not as bad as sandy, thank goodness, but it was a doozy. new jersey up to connecticut. and tapering off now, making treacherous travel, headaches with thousands of homeown
the election is over and your campaign received a ringing endorsement. but if you are a republican, you have to believe that those republicans that do not want to rise above politics are banking on massive declines in spending to wreck the economy. if you are a republican, in permanent campaign mode, i'm sure one of your advisers is saying that going off the fiscal cliff might be the best thing in terms of the midterm election. worse, if you are a democrat, you might think the defense spending cuts could be coming and you might think that is good. there is a sense that those who want to stymie the president are going to be targeted by other politicians, business people, and yes, they will be targeted by us. you stand in the way of a deal, your principle is greater layoffs and lower standards of living and your principle is lower stock prices. the pressure of the business people putting on the government you get a deal spearheaded by our guest dave cote is greater than anything i have seen in our life and it is growing. that is why the optimism may not be misguided. those who argue that going
post-election comments tomorrow afternoon about what he thinks needs to be done to avoid the so-called fiscal clef that could plunge the economy back into recession. he is expected to urge congress to pass a bill preventing bush era tax cuts from expiring for all but the wealthiest americans. the newly reelected president and congress face the january 1 deadline to avoid a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that all sides agree would undermine the military and other basic government functions. here's a closer look at how dire that nightmare scenario could be of nothing is done. a report from the congressional budget office says the jobless rate would jump to 9.1% if no deal is reached. analysts say it would cut the federal deficit by more than $500 billion by next september. the adjustments would also cause the economy to shrink by 0.5% next year. but now that the election is over, washington's power players are figuring out what the future holds. secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary timothy geithner have expressed the desire to step down. today,
outside the agency was notified before election day. >> it is very troubling on the face of it. there are a lot of facts that need to be developed. >> despite the political firestorm brewing, it appears the investigation did follow proper protocol. >> it is not appropriate for the fbi or justice department while an investigation is ongoing to be telling third parties about what is happening. >> , touch with its burger is slated to meet with the head of the fbi -- congressman dutch ruthlesberge is slated to meet with the head of the fbi. >> while this election is done, some are already thinking about potential 2016 candidates. gov. martin o'malley is being included as a democrat possibly eyeing the white house. and a new survey of 400 iowa democrats, it shows hillary clinton as the clear favorite in the 2016 caucuses. the maryland governor did not fare well in that ceremony. he got 4% in the poll of a hypothetical run. he drew not sure responses. >> you amde need to think of another way to get to work tomorrow after to water main break. the first happened in baltimore city at ma
after the election of florida finally finishes catch it -- counting ballots. which candidate officially one? the fiscal cliff and jarrad per se. by maryland may fall further than most states. >> president obama officially won reelection earlier this week without florida. now four days later, the results in the state are in. the state finally finished counting their votes today. declared president obama the winner. florida election officials say the president can read 50% of the vote. governor romney had 49.1%. the president did have enough electoral votes to win reelection tuesday night without florida but with florida, the president now officially has 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. we are learning more about the departure of cia director david petraeus. the retired general resigned after publicly admitting to an extramarital affair. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, is not saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he loves the agency. i think it is a great place f
be unanswerable in terms of the time line in a hypothetical. what if this had come out during the election campaign? >> it's something that the political team here at the wte house is glad they didn't have to test that hypothetical. i can tell you for now, they feel as if the political fallout is a distraction. president has a press conference tomorrow. the first one since winning re-election. it's going to be dominated by the petraeus scandal, by the fact that there seems to be a lot of unanswered questions. what took the fbi so long in notifying the white house, things like that. the president would rather be focused on the fiscal cliff negotiations. what are we going to do by the end of the year. the deadlines don't go away. but politically, they believe they're insulated here, because petraeus isn't considered an obama guy. if anything, he's more of a republican guy at the end of the day. >> thank you both. to chuck's point, this as a distraction overshadowing what would otherwise be the big story in washington right now. congress returning to town, getting back to work to the business
would be ready with that, too. i would say boring. look at happened with the election last night. we did not solve the gridlock issue, so we will get the sequestration thing with the dramatic increase in tax on stocks. the president would say the speech was an olive branch to the other side. it's a new era. some might like to go over the cliff because such a jump would make cuts in what they might think is a blow to the defense budget raising taxes for wealthy people. now, even though that's an incredibly cynical interpretation of what's happening, i believe it would get the client's attention for sure. the twisted world that is washington spires a ton of hatred among everyone, particularly the wealthy. i think that would have softened the client up for what i regard as being a prudent reallocation of capital. not a fleeing of the market, please. i know that's how it's going to be interpreted on twitter. he said sell, sell, sell. no, not a fleeing of the market but a recommendation of some trims and tucks and recastings to stay diversified and protect gains. remember, a good broker has s
. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieber break up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet
point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> earlier sense tore mccain and graham vowed to stop her confirmation. >> i don't trust her. the reason i don't trust her. is i think she knew better. >> we will do whatever is necessary to stop the nomination. >>> back to petraeus. t"the wall street journal" says he was already at odds with james clapper after the cia wanted them to fight back publicly for its role in benghazi. we do have new details on the personal scandal that has enveloped petraeus and john allen from nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story. >> reporter: at his news conference the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary s
will lay out the first steps since his re-election to help avoid this. nbc's tracie potts has the latest on that. >> reporter: in that speech, there will be a speech, there will be no questions from the white house, the president will urge congress to do one thing immediately, extend the bush tax cuts. that means your tax rate would not go up as of january 1st. but beyond that it's still vague. we are told that he won't pitch a specific plan but he will urge congress, republicans and democrats, to cooperate to avoid that fiscal cliff that andrea was just talking about. we will also hear today, in fact before the president we'll hear from house speaker john boehner on what republicans will do, how far they're willing to go. as you heard there yesterday, he talked about possible tax revenue but conservatives say he later clarified in that interview he was not talking about raising taxes on the wealthy which is what the president had proposed. what republicans want to do is implement some policies, the idea being if the economy grows people are making more money and that will create more ta
elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> the president and john boehner are each drawing a line in the sand on letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. the speaker wants the tax overhaul that raises money by cutting loopholes. if they cannot hammer out a spending deal by the end of the year, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff and taxes go up for everyone. an average of $500 per household, and there will be deep, automatic spending cuts that could hobble the economy. republican sandoval the president to address the real problem. the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. >> democrats and republicans will have to compromise just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 election. >> would cut $900 million in spending that was painful to us. >> in washington, a high-stakes search for middle ground. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there is more fallout tonight for lance armstrong. >> why he has completely decided to cut ties with his organizat
after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned who the fbi believes was on the receiving end of those e-mails. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker has been working the story. she joins us now with the latest developments. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. according to multiple government officials, the woman who made the initial complaint to the fbi is a close family friend of general petraeus, and there is no indication of anything more. now, the details are still murky, and lawmakers are demanding more answers. ♪ >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. milit
cliff. lawmakers return to washington welcoming the newly elected members of congress and promising they are ready for progress. >> we're going to work together to reignite the american dream. >> republicans are offering bipartisan solutions. now it's the president's term. >> unluess the -- oh, the smoldering $6 billion in tax -- on unless they reach a deal. >> let's work on a package that will be just and good for this country. >> this is where lawmakers disagree. they still want to extend tax cuts to everyone. democrats including the president favor raising taxes of wealthy. >> we will not sign a bill to extend bush era tax cuts because that's not good policy. >> there also haggling over what to cut, how to cut the tax code, and where to find savings. >> our biggest problems are the spending on social security, medicare. >> congress created this fiscal cliff hoping it would force them, rise on a debt reduction plan. with seven weeks before the year is up, leon panetta is worried about what will happen if they do not reach a deal. >> they kick the can down on the road, it will cont
you hope that tuesday's election would mean more bipartisan cooperation. >> you hope, but there is no sign of that. president obama and speaker john boehner laid out their position today that sounded like they're positions. >> this is a restart between high-stakes negotiations between two men. they are starting where they left off, far apart. in a speech at the white house, president obama claimed the election proved most americans agreed with his plan, that he calls balanced, cutting spending and hiking taxes to avoid the fiscal clef. he said he is flexible, but -- >> i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the main republican negotiator will be speaker john boehner. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthy americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. we know from ernst and young, 700,000 jobs would be destroyed. >> john boehner insis
of the second election, with a tax call on the rich, but that message had a distraction, the situation with david petraeus. >> that classified information was disclosed, that it in any way had any impact on our national security -- >> but the president is withholding judgment on the fbi holding secret. he praised the former cia chief. >> we are safer because of the work that david petraeus is has done. >> issue number two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i am not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who do not need it. >> republicans demand no rate hikes. can there be a deal finally to cut deductions? >> i recognize that we're going to have to compromise, and as i said on election night, compromise is hard. >> four americans dead in benghazi. today, a demand of a new investigation and warning the president not to nominate susan rice as his new secretary of state, after rice claimed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. >> to be searched her reputation is outrageous. >> mostly, a victor reaching out to his opponents. and with both sides not very far apart on taxes, the pre
tv 11 years. >> in the wake of the election, there are some hurdles in the future for the republican party. >> what is next for the gop? we have learned it could mean americans will see more compromise. >> jesse jackson pleads their case. i am kate amara with that story. >> loading up a truck for hurricane victims. i am jennifer franciotti. the woman's efforts >> you are watching wbal teo of the news at 5:00 p.m., with stan stovall and donna hamilton. your forecast with tom tasselmyer and skycam 11 covering breaking news. wbal tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> a rally calling for the redirection of money to build a u.s. jail in baltimore city. the idea is to prevent juvenile delinquency. >> expected to be in attendance is a jesse jackson. they say they are ignoring research that are more effective and less costly. kate amara it is lived downtown with that story. >> we will start with some logistics'. they have moved to the e event inside. it was scheduled to start at 5:00. if you are planning to come to hear jesse jackson speak, you have time. when he speaks, people tend to l
the potential to be a pre-election october surprise. how many questions are going to be asked about the timing of all this in the days and weeks to come? >> well, i think there will be a lot. not only the timing of what was known and when it was communicated to the intelligence community more broadly and, therefore, to the white house, but also when his resignation occurred just as he is supposed to testify on capitol hill about benghazi, so many questions about libya on capitol hill among republicans and democrats alike. you heard peter king in kristen's piece talking about how he's so important in terms of the cia time line and what they did and didn't do. so we're not going to hear from him on that. so i think there are a lot of questions about how this unfolds, and it's certainly not the way the president wants to begin the immediate aftereffects of being re-elected. >> might petraeus have survived this personal if not for the growing controversy over benghazi? >> i don't know the answer to that, lester. i think there had to be the concern, first of all, on his part that it was not the rig
obama and leaders of a divided congress are making post election pledges to work together a major deal to reduce the deficit without stalling the economic recovery. house speaker john boehner said wednesday that republicans would be willing to consider hiking tax revenues under the right circumstances along with a package of spending cuts. concerns about the looming fiscal crisis and europe's financial problems led to a 312-point plunge on wednesday on wall street. >>> wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is set to come face-to-face with her shooter today. the massacre in 2011, pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including giffords. this will be giffords' first appearance in court for this case. and her husband mark kelly will be at her side. federal prosecutors say he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. >>> a pair of burglaries at nancy pelosi's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin
's your latest weather. >> thank you. >>> as we said, president obama delivers his first post election statement from the white house this afternoon. the focus? strengthening the economy and avoiding the fiscal cliff, just two of the issues on the president's plate. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. while the president is about to get knee deep in these negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff, dealing with taxes and the debt might be his biggest second-term issue he has some housekeeping to do with the cabinet as he will lose at least five major cabinet secretaries including hillary clinton, leon panetta, and timothy geithner. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what you -- [ applause ] >> reporter: in a video released by the obama campaign a tearful president thanks his campaign workers. >> what you guys -- what you guys accomplished will go on into the annals of history and people will read about it and marvel about it, but the most important thing you need to know is that your journey
>>> good morning. opening up. governor romney talks about the election for the first time since his concession speech. why he's blaming the loss in part on gifts he says the president gave to certain voters. >>> to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congress about the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, ro
of congress were not notified until election day. the director national intelligence was informed. >> one thing lawmakers will look into is when did the fbi know what, why did they not tell everyone involved, and why were members of congress not part of the process? >> it will be the focus of a meeting on instead between congressional intelligence committee leaders and officials with the fbi and cia. sally kidd, wbal-tv 11 news. >> david petraeus was scheduled to testify at a thursday hearing on the benghazi attack. now a deputy director will testify in his place. some lawmakers say that at some point they will need to hear from david petraeus. >> now involved is the twin sister of a woman at the center of the story. jayne miller has more on the story for us. >> the story still has a long way to go to completely unfold. in montgomery county, the twin sister of the woman who got the fbi interested in petraeus' saliva is being sued for $100,000 in unpaid bills. >> 37-year-old phil kelly, described as a volunteer and special liaison to the military, is identified as the woman who put the fbi
by life imprisonment. he has elected to be charged by a military judge in february. two man were targeting women at bus stops are behind bars tonight. >> police say they know about the 11 victims. "black friday is in the newsroom -- barry simms is in the newsroom. >> it focused on other crimes that were going on, including several robberies in baltimore city. police say they are -- there are 11 victims. most of the victims are college students. flanked by their detectives, the commissioner and police chief describe a crime spree they say dates back to august 11. the allegations against kenyon waller and william campbell include rape, kidnapping, and armed robbery. >> they are dangerous people. >> he says they were arrested following the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl was forced to get into a gold ford explorer. it happened to near a bus stop. police believe campbell was the driver. he is charged with robbery. waller is charged with raping the girl. the same as to be turned up in another investigation. >> it was actually a male and female. >> according to documents, the
wrapped up without criminal charges before the election why president obama was not told until after. >> to have someone out there in such a sensitive position who the fbi thought could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation may or may not have been having an affair at the time, that had to a been brought to the president. to go now nbc news has conducted -- has concluded that he conducted his own hearing on the ground in libya. congress has begun hearings into the deadly attack it may still ask him to testify. to go no comment from the general, but we do have a statement from joe kelly, of women who initially complained about the e-mailed. -- the woman initially complained about the emails. >> still to come, headed home hazards. safety experts say they're all over your house. next, tips to fix the common problems before your kids get hurt. >> temperatures are still pretty nice right now. 68 degrees in baltimore. look at the major drop behind the front. we will be stealing the cold air -- feeling the colder air in the next several days. it is 66 downtown. ev
was geneal and reflective. >> on the other hand, i didn't get re-elected just to bask in re-election. >> reporter: while the president had some tough words for his old presidential rival, john mccain, he actually was very conciliatory towards mitt romney and reiterated his hope they would sit down, saying there were a lot of ideas that mitt romney said on the campaign that he agrees with. >> chuck todd, thank you, and after that moment you saw that senator john mccain went right out on the senate floor and shot right back at the president. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more for us. >> reporter: good evening, brian, this is really the latest chapter in what is a contentious history between the president and john mccain. and so after the news conference, john mccain went to the senate floor for his over televised rebuttal, taking on the president and the future of ambassador rice. >> if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> reporter: serious enough that some republican senators stepped forward after the preside
look like. this year or next year when the new congress comes income. >> the worst post-election plunge ever? >> not quite. the day after president obama was first elected, the dow dropped 486 points. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> a nessie committed for some downtown commuters -- amessy for someommute downtown commuters. jennifer franciotti >> is live at the scene. >> it is on charles street. this is where we saw the water is shooting out of the road. that water is still flowing this morning. we have seen work happening along north avenue. it looks like crews are digging up part of the roadway, trying to get to the gas lines beneath the road or to another shutoff valve. the repairs have not begun. big time traffic jam. getting a around a huge problem in one of the busiest parts of baltimore city. as bad as predicted. this morning is not expected to be any better. the problem started yesterday morning when water began gushing out of the 60 inch water main. charles street flooded. >> they said we had to evaluate. >> officials went into structures to check for safety structures. crews b
people. >> no coincidence the film opens the week america's 21st century president won re-election. difficult times frauth with partisan pickering. times many would ask, what would lincoln do? >> in lun con he was eager to unify the country dealing with a congress that had acrimonious factions. he had the genius to get everyone to work together. >> the yund may have come a long way from four score an seven years ago, but lincoln is still teaching its children. >> i think abraham lincoln is good because he was a big part of freedom and what this country is today. >> he didn't like slavery. i like his top hat. >> a big man, yes, with a big hat, who still casts a long shadow over the nation he fought so hard to unite. kevin tibbles, nbc news, springfield, illinois. >> another movie coming out has more than 1500 fans setting up outside the staples center. they are waiting on the last premiere of the twilight series. it doesn't open until november 16th but these fans registered online for a chance to spend the weekend at the temporary tent city. fans from as far away as england, france
years ago. if the unofficial member holds, the 2012 presidential election will have the lowest voter turnout in maryland of any presidential election since 1984 . >> maryland casinos took in just under $40 million. this came at the expense of the other casinos. down near 40% in the past year and ocean downs is down nearly 8%. >> 6:09. >> the device the post office has for you, coming up -- the advice the post office has for you, coming up. >> it would not be an irish festival without some guinness and some shepherd's pie. and some shepherd's pie. >> it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. i'm drinkin' a dunkin' latte. i'm in love with my dunkin' latte. it is a treat. they're packed with flavor. it's my kind of latte. try the simply delicious latte everyone can enjoy. america runs on dunkin'! >> good morning. 46 degrees downtown. pretty chilly when you factor in the wind. we had to
pressure to ditch its donald trump brands after he attacked president obama during the election campaign. a petition is asking macy's to dump him. a spokesperson said the merchandising does not represent any political position. maryland live! casino is holding a job fair. to the human resources to permit with a resume in hand. you can click on careers for other careers. stocks were lower yesterday. investors taking a close look at the october sales report which reflects the direct hit retailers took from hurricane sandy. launching a food subscription program and that includes shipping and handling. price for the food treats will be $15 if you purchased the items separately. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:21, 30 degrees at the airport. >> good morning. the baseball writers announce the manager of the year award. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. check on youra morning commute. we have water main repair happening in two locations. over toward
the election, between the election, and the new congress coming in. incredible coincidence of timing that obama has the same challenge with the fiscal cliff. and you watch him trading, doing whatever he needs to do. it is an incredible timely thing to say that compromise is a good thing, as long as you have convictions and are after something worthy. he is after the end of slavery. and he is after a great thing, he says i am the president of the united states. >> i am president of the united states of america. clothed in immense power. >> can you imagine if somebody spoke that way today? >> no way. >> while he wouldn't fight the crowds, the current president sees the movie tonight. our thanks to our friend and author, doris goodwin, that is our broadcast tonight. thank you for joining us, remember, we're back on the air for
nearly killed her husband for not voting on election day. listen to these 911 calls. >> somebody just got ran over here. >> this woman just ran down her boyfriend or husband in the parking lot. we just had a kid get hit by a car. >>> police say the 28-year-old who blames president obama for her family's woes became irate and ran over her 36-year-old husband with her suv after learning he didn't show up to the polls. he's now in critical condition while his wife faces domestic assault charges. >>> well, in sports we're going to start with some monday night football. steelers, chiefs. pittsburgh's ben roethlisberger connected on a touchdown pass to mike wallace in the corner of the end zone but kansas city's defense sacked big ben and he had to leave the game with a separated shoulder. the steelers pulled out an overtime win with a field goal. final score, 16-13. >>> well, yahoo sports is apologizing for an outage of its hugely popular fantasy football site on sunday just as the nfl games were starting. >>> in the nba, as time was oning out a game-time three-point shot by utah's al jefferso
a few extra minutes to start the day. first elected the radar -- first a look at the radar. the rate should clear up this afternoon. 45 in randallstown -- the rain should clear up this afternoon. breezy and much cooler than the last couple of days. it will clear up this afternoon. coming up, the seven-day forecast. >> the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation in relationship to the general david petraeus sex scandal. paula broadwell warned a woman to stay away from general petraeus. the pentagon is now investigating a general allen. five people died inside a to home. homledo investigators do not believe the deaths were accidental. >> a new resolution encouraging residents to participate in meatless mondays. it is completely voluntary. the sponsors were concerned about nutrition at would hold more veggie mondays. >> interesting. i cannot wait for bacon thursday. 5:12. two more major retailers announce that will open their doors to shoppers before black friday. >> getting the best bang for your buck with gift cards. >>o >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 t
from a six-week election rate to a long list of unfinished business, number one, the need to figure out how to avoid the fiscal cliff. automatic tax increases and spending cuts defense and domestic programs would be triggered automatically. the deadline is january 1st. nancy pelosi will announce whether or not she continues her post doorstep down. they failed to gain the 25 seats needed to win the house majority. >> the issue of religious liberty is a setting up a potential collision course between the obama administration and a group of u.s. catholic bishops. david collins joins us live from downtown where the group met this afternoon. david. >> the president of the conference call -- proclaims the catholic church will never comply with president obama's mandated birth to her -- health care birth control coverage. ♪ make me a channel of your ♪ >> there during attention to the partisan and heated rhetoric protesting our side. from the pulpit, giving catholics and up -- an ultimatum. the deliberate 25,000 signature petition calling on church leaders to reconsider the perceived allian
guard. >> the president accepted petraeus' resignation on the same day he offered his first post-re-election comments on the fiscal cliff. authorities described the fiscal cliff as a doomsday scenario that would initiate tax increases that could affect your job, your 401k, and your wallet. nearly 90% of u.s. households could see taxes go up around $3,500 next year. the uncertainty could also affect holiday shopping. the budget office warns the fiscal cliff could cause the economy to slide back into a recession and raise the unemployment rate to 9.1%. >> more will be taken out of your check. you will have less to spend. the impact will be substantial. think about the coffee shop across the street from the plant that makes weapons. the ripple effect on communities, workers, and families. >> if washington cannot get a deal done before january and we do go off the cliff, maryland would hit the ground harder than many other states. >> the question is, why? a closer look at the potential impact. >> maryland has strong financial ties to the federal government. if washington cannot cut this deal, ex
. >> stocks went down today after the election. if lawmakers did not learn how to play nice soon, it could have a direct impact on all of our finances. >> on the day after president barack obama won his second term, the stock market shuddered. by the closing bell, the three major indexes had plunged. the dow falling more than 300 points. french markets were afraid. >> i think everybody would try to figure out where we are economically. >> that fiscal cliff, $600 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cutbacks set to kick in january 1 unless lawmakers take action. investors are worried a lame duck session of a divided congress and the reelection of the status quo means no budget compromise now or later. >> the same people who could not agree for the past two years now have to agree on something between now and the first of january. otherwise there will be huge cuts in the federal budget which the congressional budget office says will likely throw us back into a recession. >> problems in europe did play a part in the fall of but investors are leery that this term to me more energy regul
the general resigned. >> and for our sunday morning "q&a", elijah cummings stop by to discuss his election. during his interview, we asked what he thought of general petraeus's resignation. >> what i noticed in these investigations is you start off with certain conclusions, and a lot of times a factor not match the conclusions. we need to wait and see. you can bet your bottom dollar this matter will be thoroughly investigated and we will come up with the answers, but right now we just got to concentrate on making sure our military is supported, that we get out of afghanistan, and that we take care of our troops. >> congressmen cummings also commented on the fiscal cliff. he's for the and the deal would be reached in time. to mark veterans day, the president and the first lady participated in a wreath laying ceremony. before it began, the president hosted a white house breakfast. afterward, they visited section 60 in arlington dedicated to service members who died in iraq and afghanistan. the shared private words with family members. president noted this was the first veterans day since ame
. an experience she said was definitely nuts. we say crazy. >>> now that the 2012 election is a thing of the past, steven kolber plans to take it nice and easy for a while. >> after two years of relentless poll analysis, electoral map swiping, undecideds voter dial testing and being forced to use the word cuyahoga in a sentence, we can finally take a breather. just relax with a nice soothing cup of chammomile breeze and just let it all -- >> do you think it's too early to talk about 2016? we don't think so. >> we don't think so. >> yeah. >> and listen to this bizarre story. actress jan accusation e ger ras is a low figures out she didn't know she was married for 20 years. >> those vegas trips. >> she says she and big bang theory producer rob cohn drunk kenly got married at a drive through chapel. they thought papers had to be signed at a courthouse but apparently not in sin city. anything goes there. he's apparently now getting married. his lawyer digs up, oh, by the way, you're still married. >> wow. >> i know. >> alimony. >> are you just throwing that out there? >> throwing that out there. >> h
. this stock has been trash. sell sell sell! got hammered more than any other when romney lost the election. it doesn't have a game plan for obamacare. i think it does, and the stock could react positively. that's another trade besides petsmart and ross stories. the fiscal cliff is a serious probable but you can't allow yourself to become so pessimistic that you lose sight of all the opportunities out there or the fact that as weak as things seem. while we have an audience filled with veterans, let's start with a question that comes alile further away from home. take a look. >> hey, jim, sending you horned frog boo-yahs from kuwait. now i'm an army reservist and we're redeploying next year. i'm going back to my job in the defense industry. what do you think defense contractors are going to be like next year in the stock market? >> it's a great question. this is the group that hangs most in the balance by this issue called sequestration. it's the defense spending budget that will be cut so that means they have got to rely on dividend. lockheed martin has the best, safest yield. i say that wo
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